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I use a tripod base.
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The Eureka base is basically an adapted cymbal or drum stand.

If you go to your local hardware store, you can usually find copper flange adapters that are threaded to fit a floor flange. The kind you want would be the ones that have a fit that you solder to copper pipe. Pull the central column out of the Eureka base or drum stand. Find a fitting that will slip over it with as little play as possible, then solder it in place with Sta-Brite.
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Use a mic stand with a flange, much stronger and cheaper
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That depends on the mike stand. If you use a standard Atlas mike stand, you will find that the weak spot is the place where the upright threads into the base. The folding three-legged mike stands from Asia are good for small amounts of weight, but they will come apart over time. The Eureka base is very strong.

Personally, I don't like them, though. They look like a big chunk of Erector set gone wrong. The Viking tables are great. I have some old P&L tables that are better than any of these, though.
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Bill,

We all seem to try Atlas mic stands. Ultimately the cast stand strips out the threads. Then we put pipe nuts on both sides until the post twist at the wrong time for the last time. Next we buy good bases. My orignals are now holding the lake bottom down. They even escaped from the trotline!

The other problem with them is that the friction connectors holding the rubber feet on ultimately fall off. Then they wobble.

At best, they are mic stands.

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How easy it it to find a flange for a mic stand?
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That is easy. Just go to Radio Shack.

The real question is: What will it support?

Not much!

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ProLine makes a nice, sturdy conductor's music stand in black for $40, Tri-pod base with quick release levers for the legs, a 2-piece, telescoping upright with quick-release lever and a top tube the accepts 3/4" OD stock. The music platform is removeable.

If you are handy with tools, You can use the music platform as a base for your custom top, or you can get a round, single-threaded conduit plate and short piece of riser from the local hardware store and use that to mount your top. Either way, it breaks down in a matter of 2 minutes, and is very light-weight and compact.

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